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Won't turn on

When I turn my camera on, it just beeps 2 times. The lens screen will not close completely either. I'm pretty sure it wasn't bumped or dropped but I can't figure out how to fix it!!

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I have the same issue as well....any suggestions?

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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The lens won't close


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.

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Lines on screen and photos, too bright photos outside


Lines across your pictures or pictures too bright are due to the shutter not closing correctly or at all.
to check this- turn camera on, turn off flash, turn camera around and look into the lens. Adjust the zoom so that the shutter and internal lens comes up to the end of the lens and whatch as you take a picture. You should see the shutter close completely over the lens. If it doesn't move or does not close over completely then there is your problem.
If camera was dropped it could have jammed the shutter open or obstructed it in some way from closing completely.
camera will require repair/ service.
You may have some luck if you power up and down your camera numerous times before taking a picture. The action of the lens opening and closing may free the shutter.

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I turn camera on. Lens comes out. beep 3 times. turns off.


Everytime I try to turn it on, the lens comes out for about a second, the camera beeps 3 times, the lens retracts and the camera shuts off. The battery is completely charged and the camera is only 4 months old. HELPP :(

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S800 lens won't close, can't take photos


The lens was bent to one side, so bump with my palm to straighten it back. I was able to start using my Samsung again.

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Lens stuck, green Power light flashes, nothing happens.


get a butter knife or any thin object like that and use it to push out the lens and turning it on at the same time  you will hear a clicking noise which is normal  once completely out, use your hand with a gentle but firm presure move it form left to right 
and then hopefully it should work after that 
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clean off the lens and any other open areas when you dropped it..

Aug 08, 2008 | Cameras

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Cannot take pictures


Hello,

Has the camera been bumped recently?

This could cause one or more lens elements to shift slightly out of position and thus prevent the lens from extending.

You can check inside the lens, and try to shift the lens elements back into position by bumping the camera the other way. I have read some people were actually successful at this.

(Don't bump it too hard).

If the lens still doesn't extend, then there are still some options:

1. Take or send the camera to a service center to get fixed. This will likely be over $100.

2. Get a new camera, there are better ones out there and for close the same price as having this one fixed.

Jul 02, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

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HELP! dropped camera, lens won't go back in, shutter won't close


$100 is hardly expensive, and at that cost it would be cheaper to replace it than have it repaired. In future, keep it on the neck strap.

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I733 Polaroid camera will not turn on


well I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM ALL I GOT WAS A BLACK SCREEN & 3 BEEPS,SO GOT A LETTER OPENER AND STUCK IT IN THE SPACE BETWEEN THE ZOOM LENS A FEW TIME VERY CAREFUL PUSHING DOWN THE POWER BUTTON AT THE SAME TIME AFTER A FEW TIMES THE LENS BECAME UNSTUCK..JUST JIGGLE IT A ROUND A LITTLE BACK AND FORTH WITH A LITTLE FORCE.I HOPE YOUR CAMERA WILL START TO WORK AGAIN LIKE MINE DID.

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HELP! dropped camera, lens won't go back in, shutter won't close


I have a camsung L830 that had similar problems and and after I would turn it on, it would beep three times and turn off....but I somehow fixed the lens by turning the camera on and then either pushing/pulling on the part the stickes out and hopefully it might activate the mechanism and it'll go in...that's what happened with mine...the shutters still won't close though. But I'm happy I can use my camera now.

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